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  • Myth or Fact: Milk is Good for your Bones – An Interview with Dr. Jack Choueka

    Milk mustache ads have long promoted the idea that drinking milk is important for children to grow strong bones. However, there are other ways for our bodies to get calcium and we may not need as much as we’ve been lead to believe. “The body derives calcium from two main sources,” says Dr. Jack Choueka, Chair of Orthopedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Services. “The first is our dietary intake, and when that is inadequate, it pulls it from our bones.

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  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis makes bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is most common in older women. Osteoporosis is yet another silent disease that might not be discovered until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check the health of your bones.

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  • Introduction to Conditions affecting the Spine

    This tutorial is an attempt at offering you an introduction and outline to understand some of the basic concepts of spinal function and disease processes that affect the spine. Perhaps this tutorial will help you understand this difficult subject better, for what is mysterious and often frightening about the spine, is the unknown.

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  • Your Bones and Osteoporosis

    It is never too late to take action to protect the health of your bones. Osteoporosis can be detected, treated and even prevented.


    Throughout your life, you are constantly losing old bone and forming new bone. Osteoporosis happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone or both. About 10 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have osteoporosis, and approximately 32 million have low bone density.

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